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MITM Wednesday Drive up?

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Old 07-22-2008, 03:10 PM
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I am counting on you to not get lost
Roger that. And for good measure, this time I'll have a Garmin Nuvi in the cockpit!
 
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:14 PM
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I'll have one too
 
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:05 PM
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Route Map

So the current route map looks like this ? Pin "E" is Tommyknocker's in Idaho Springs. Check it out. It comes out at 2 hours 36 minutes -- but hey, that's without the MINI factor!
 
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:51 AM
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I like that route, it eliminates the famed Turkey Creek turn off ...plus, more twisties going up through Morrison than if we went 285 to Turkey Creek.
 
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:02 AM
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Nice. That will be fun. So Tommyknocker's it is then.
 
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Don't forget that

Tommyknocker is synonymous with WINGS. 6 luscious varieties. And a root beer chaser.

Sorry to miss.

JPS
 
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:22 AM
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1st post updated with time, route, lunch, etc. :tu:
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:31 AM
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Bump for Wednesday's drive up
 
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Not trying to be a critic, or a cynic or a nay-sayer or any such, but isn't that route a bit short for the 5 hours we're taking to get there? Maybe we should consider taking Loveland Pass again, to add a bit to the twisties and arrival time.

Thoughts?

(I'm so ready to leave for vacation now.)
 
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Looks like fun to me. Especially since it's looking pretty good for me to be bringing up my own brand new mini cooper.
 
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Jacob, remember, we are MEETING at noon, probably not leaving until 1230p, then a nice RELAXED lunch. If time allows, sure, we can do Loveland pass. I am open to anything. Just did not want those that needed to be there for set up to be late. Trying to accommodate everyone ya know
 
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:37 PM
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done
 
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Originally Posted by Japic View Post
Not trying to be a critic, or a cynic or a nay-sayer or any such, but isn't that route a bit short for the 5 hours we're taking to get there? Maybe we should consider taking Loveland Pass again, to add a bit to the twisties and arrival time.

Thoughts?

(I'm so ready to leave for vacation now.)
BTW, I am assuming that this means you are joining us? Can I add you to the list?
 
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:21 PM
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Add Loveland Pass

Originally Posted by Vinny_MINI View Post
So the current route map looks like this ? Pin "E" is Tommyknocker's in Idaho Springs. Check it out. It comes out at 2 hours 36 minutes -- but hey, that's without the MINI factor!
Good route! Make it even better by adding Loveland Pass instead of the tunnel. Won't cost you much time. Too bad I'll be in the truck pulling a U-Haul trailer with all the MITM tents and stuff instead of driving the MCS.
Rick
 
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BTW, I am assuming that this means you are joining us? Can I add you to the list?
I'm Dreegon's Jacob, but if you'd prefer to list me separately, then yes.

Only question will be whether or not she has her car... it might be close. Lets all hope that she does, it'll make the caravan bigger.
 
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Loveland Pass Adder

Originally Posted by pauhana View Post
Good route! Make it even better by adding Loveland Pass instead of the tunnel. Won't cost you much time.
Here's a plan B route including Loveland Pass. Adds about 30 min for a total of 3 hrs. Not bad. We can flip a coin or cast bones or something to decide at the start??

PS -- Mr MINI turned 1 yr old on July 14.
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:52 AM
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Thanks Vince for putting that alternate route together.

another bump for Wednesday and those that want to join in or just go for a drive through the mountains.
 
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I am so ready for a vacation - just need to get though Tuesday.
My check list:
Gas
Check Fluids & Air
Cash
Sunscreen
Camp Chairs
Radios
Hat
Sun Glasses
Bottle Opener
Winter Coat (Mt. Evans)
Sweatshirt
Camera
MITM Welcome Guide
Confirmation Number
Towels (Waffle Weaves, Glass Cloth, Monster Fluffies)
Jelly Blade
Hydro, Clarity, Nero & Slick
Wash Mitt
hmmm ... what did I forget?
 
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:54 PM
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Chuck, why are you inside?

Your dog just took your wife for a walk....

JPS

Originally Posted by MiniMaybee View Post
I am so ready for a vacation - just need to get though Tuesday.
My check list:
Gas
Check Fluids & Air
Cash
Sunscreen
Camp Chairs
Radios
Hat
Sun Glasses
Bottle Opener
Winter Coat (Mt. Evans)
Sweatshirt
Camera
MITM Welcome Guide
Confirmation Number
Towels (Waffle Weaves, Glass Cloth, Monster Fluffies)
Jelly Blade
Hydro, Clarity, Nero & Slick
Wash Mitt
hmmm ... what did I forget?
 
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She doesn't need my help. Besides I have to play catch-up at night.
 
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You play catch at night?

Me too.

JPS

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She doesn't need my help. Besides I have to play catch-up at night.
 
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Are we still leaving at noon from Detailers???
 
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:13 AM
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Yes, we are. I hope to be there just a touch before to pick up a few things I need for the trip, but hopefully we will be leaving right around noon or shortly there after.
 
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:06 PM
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I'm allowing 45 minutes to drive down from LV. I hope you don't leave right at noon.

Now to go pack some stuff up, get some cash and bring the check-book.
 

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